Coordinator for Living Learning Programs
Student Services II
Student Housing & Residential Life
Job #: FP2013-408
Open until filled. Application Screening Begins:
California State University, Monterey Bay is distinctive in serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class and historically underserved communities. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service.
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay on the campus of CSUMB is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a pluralistic university by hiring personnel with competencies and experience related to the regional and State population.
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is a non-profit institution that is related and affiliated to the California State University Monterey Bay. The Corporation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation that is a recognized auxiliary organization of California State University and was established in July 1994.
The Corporation's mission is to further the educational purposes of the University. The Corporation is committed to a standard of excellence in the services it provides and in the quality of work expected of its employees.
By leading with an ethic of care, Student Housing & Residential Life staff members build strong communities that promote lasting relationships, a pluralistic perspective, ethical decision making, and personal responsibility. Living in our residential communities, students develop a sense of campus pride while benefiting from a safe, inclusive, diverse environment that fosters student success, personal growth, and professional development. Through collaboration with current and prospective students, those who support them, campus partners, and the surrounding communities, we provide a CSUMB student housing experience that educates residents as they persist towards graduation while continually developing skills in lifelong learning, empowered leadership, and global citizenry.
DEFINITION OF THE COORDINATOR POSTION:
Student Housing and Residential Life (SHRL) recognizes the importance of learning both in and out of the classroom. SHRL supports the concept of education within our residence halls and apartments for individuals and within a community. Under the general direction of the Assistant Director of Student Housing & Residential Life the Coordinator for Living Learning Programs (CLLP) is responsible for the development and oversight of the SHRL Living-Learning Communities (LLC). Our LLCs and themed communities aspire to broaden the vision of our residential students by expanding what it means to be a learner at CSUMB. The CLLP is responsible for the management of on-campus Living Learning Programs including academic-based learning communities that link classroom learning with on-campus living through faculty involvement, advising and academic support, thematic communities and the formation of new communities within the residence halls. The CLLP is also responsible for the assessment of student learning and program impacts on graduation and retention. This position is a resource to the general campus community, and Student Affairs staff for issues of student and campus resident life. Since CSUMB is a residential campus, developing relationships and community to enhance student learning is central to the work of this position. The CLLP collaborates with campus partners both in Student Affairs and Academic Affairs to build sustainable communities that contribute to the educational learning and growth goals of each student.
The CLLP supports the establishment of intended learning outcomes and assessment instruments to evaluate the efficacy of the LLCs. A principal pedagogical objective of this position is to expand the academic experience beyond the walls of the classroom and foster out of class interaction between students, staff and faculty members so that learning takes place where students live and is viewed as an essential part of the residential experience.
As a member of the SHRL Team, the CLLP will develop and implement policies and procedures, and provide a presence in SHRL that supports the University's mission regarding creation of a learning experience, and the development and implementation of integrated learning environments and programs...
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
Program Creation and Expansion: Serves as the primary developer, coordinator, marketer and implementer for new LLCs. Works to assist current LLCs and identify goals for continued progress and success. Works with campus partners to identify new LLCs. Identify community needs related to academic success and engagement. Assess and evaluate effectiveness of all academic initiatives and LLCs on a bi-annual basis. Oversee a programming budget for the LLCs. Serve as the staff liaison to all faculty and campus partners working with LLCs. Develop opportunities for the creation, teaching and regular scheduling of academic classes within the residence halls. In coordination with the Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, report on events, activities and assessment of the LLCs to the department, division and university. Reach out to and connect with program alumni for assessment and opportunities for future growth.
Assessment and Program Review: Assist in the creation & implementation of the overall vision for the LLCs at CSUMB. Ensure program activities are in line with intended goals. Develop and implement ongoing assessment, including fall and spring program evaluation and annual reports. Lead assessment related to special projects and needs. Serve as the chair for the Project Higher Ground planning committee. Regularly evaluate the effectiveness of all LLCs and make adjustments as necessary.
Program Administration: Work with faculty, departments and the registrar's office to set course pairings for the academic year; plan, oversee and implement orientation programs for LLCs. Develop, implement, revise and continuously improve ongoing outreach and student recruitment efforts. Update and administer the application and selection process for all Living Learning Programs. Work with the assignments coordinator to ensure space availability and appropriate room selection processes for all Living Learning Programs. Revise, create and administer all forms, policies and procedures relating to all Living Learning Programs. Work collaboratively with academic offices and other student supports services on campus. Create, coordinate and oversee annual revisions to the living learning communities manual.
Supervision: Work with the Community Directors in each area, where LLCs exist, to assist with student staff working within the LLCs. Assist with student staff recruitment for the LLCs. Provide direct supervision to Peer Academic Leaders (PAL) and Resident Advisors (RA) in LLCs. Provide training for student staff working within the LLCs. Recruit, train and supervise one Student Assistant for assistance with administrative tasks.
Individual and Group Student Development: Establish a positive atmosphere in the residential community that is conducive to student academic and developmental success. Promote the development of a multicultural community through assisting students in establishing a genuine respect for, and appreciation of personal differences. Create an environment through staff that encourages students to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically, interpersonally, and ethically toward personal autonomy and interdependence. Resolve conflicts and encourage communication among staff and residents. Respond to questions and concerns raised by parents and family members of residents.
Counseling/Advising: Establish meaningful relationships with residents in the community, providing counseling when residents experience academic, personal, developmental, and/or community difficulties. Refer students to appropriate university and/or community resources. Intervene and assist in the resolution of interpersonal and inter group conflicts, which may disrupt the normal routine of a residential community and student learning. Provide informal individual and group counseling to resolve roommate or community conflicts when needed. Assist in establishing appropriate agreements/compromises to address student concerns. Keep supervisor informed of all noteworthy incidents occurring in residence hall community, providing follow-up with students as necessary. Address behavioral problems and emergencies.
Training and Staff Development: Assist in the planning, development, and implementation of Fall, Winter, and Spring training for RAs/PALs, as well as for the Residence Hall Association. Plan and facilitate various staff training workshops for both professional and para-professional staff.
Committees and Collaboration: Participate in University wide committees as needed. Reach out to other campus departments to generate cross departmental collaborations. Work as needed on University projects and events.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
Successful candidates will possess: a working knowledge of practice, procedure, management, and activities of Student Housing and Residential Life Program. This candidate will have substantial understanding of student development theory, group dynamics, and current issues and trends in higher education; an understanding of student development, staff development, leadership development, multicultural issues. This candidate must have the ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations; ability to initiate and use resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range living learning program improvements; ability to obtain factual and interpretative information through qualitative and quantitative research; ability to reason logically; ability to collect, compile, analyze and evaluate date and make written or verbal presentations; ability to advise students individually and in groups on routine matters and complex matters; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty CSU administrators, student organizations, and others in committee work. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Must have the ability to sensibly manage emergencies and respond diplomatically and effectively to complaints. Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; ability to determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature; ability to interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or students organizations; analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action. Ability and skill to supervise the work of multiple direct reports and effectively recommend personnel actions; strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills; train and evaluate the productivity and performance of employees; and analyze situations and take corrective action. Ability to carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Education and Experience:
Master's degree from an accredited college/university in a College Student Services Administration or a closely related field AND three to five years of experience in planning, coordinating or directing student housing living learning programs.
Special Condition (s) of Employment:
Must be available to work evening and weekends when necessary. Advanced fluency in using various standard office software packages such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Demonstrated technical literacy with electronic mail, mail merges, data entry, electronic scheduling, and internet communication software. Ability to work in an occasional high-pressured environment. Ability to operate a wide variety of office equipment and independently troubleshoot problems. Demonstrated experience that clearly provides evidence of the knowledge and skills required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements identified above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Ability to complete and pass training in Defensive Driving. Must continue to meet the established driving standards as a condition of employment
NOTE: Candidates identified for hire with the University Corporation at Monterey Bay must successfully complete a criminal background check.
The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Experience as live-in staff and Master's Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, or related field highly desirable; demonstrated supervisory and leadership experience; experience advising student groups; demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the CSUMB Vision Statement and the core values of mutual respect, collaboration and service orientation, multiculturalism and diversity, community service and institutional excellence; experience working with a multicultural population; familiarity performing community service learning; and demonstrated technical literacy.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
The salary range for this position is $3,334 - $3,917 per month. A partial meal plan is included as additional compensation for night and weekend responsibilities. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits, contributory retirement plan, TSA (403b), 13 paid holidays per year and other benefits. This is a 12-month, full time, exempt position, which is reviewed each Spring for renewal.
Corporation positions are at-will employment. This is an exempt position and as such is not eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to verbally communicate to exchange information. May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations. Must have own transportation, valid driver's license, and auto insurance.
Please complete the required on-line Corporation application at http://hr.csumb.edu/jobs/db/fp/
A complete on-line Corporation application must be received in the University Corporation Human Resources Office BY 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, TO BE GUARANTEED A REVIEW. Applications received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the Corporation.
For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-4449, or TDD at (800) 735-2929. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map) or our Student Services Building – first floor (map). Please check the links provided for the respective hours and the location of each site. The University Corporation at CSUMB will not fax application materials.
The University Corporation at CSUMB is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.